May 9, 2022 In The News, Media

An East Camden roadway getting $10 million in renovations

Courier Post

April 21, 2022

CAMDEN — As he ceded the podium to Chris Brown, Vic Carstarphen could be heard off-mic reassuring the the East Camden resident, saying, “Speak freely.”

She did.

Brown and her mother Jean have lived on this block of 27th Street since in1972, and they’ve seen a lot: Cars that speed up the narrow roadway; cement trucks and tractor trailers that rattle windows as they rumble past; neighbors struck by cars as they try to cross the street or even walk on the sidewalk.

“I’m so excited to see this,” she said, referring to the $10 million, four-phase project to improve 27th Street between Marlton Pike and Harrison Avenue. The alleyways behind the road will also be repaved; PSE&G and American Water will improve lighting and water and sewer pipes, respectively.

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